Trump: 'Spygate' could be one of the biggest political
scandals in history. Kevin Corke reports from the White
Trump blasted the "Criminal Deep State" early Wednesday, suggesting
things have “turned around” in “SPYGATE,” following revelations of a
reported FBI informant snooping on the Trump campaign.
how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State. They go
after Phony Collusion with Russia, a made up Scam, and end up
getting caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this
country may never have seen before! What goes around, comes around!”
Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.
later, the president added: “SPYGATE could be one of the biggest
political scandals in history!”
president’s tweets come after reports that an FBI informant
communicated with at least three members of his campaign—Foreign
policy adviser George Papadopoulos, Trump aide Carter Page and
campaign adviser Sam Clovis.
then went on to quote former Director of National Intelligence James
Clapper, who discussed the issue of an FBI informant Tuesday during
should be happy that the FBI was SPYING on his campaign' No, James
Clapper, I am not happy. Spying on a campaign would be illegal, and
a scandal to boot!" Trump tweeted.
Justice Department instructed its inspector general to investigate
any alleged “impropriety or political motivation” in the FBI’s
investigation into Russian interference and potential collusion with
Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election,
following demands from Trump.
hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the
Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ
infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political
Purposes—and if any such demands or requests were made by people
within the Obama Administration!” the president tweeted Sunday.
this week, the president met with Deputy Attorney General Rod
Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray in the Oval Office,
discussing the expansion of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s
investigation to include “irregularities” with the FBI or DOJ’s
“tactics concerning the Trump campaign.”
House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders also said that during the
meeting, the three agreed that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly
would “immediately set up a meeting with the FBI, DOJ, and DNI
together with congressional leaders to review highly classified and
other information they have requested.”
meeting is slated for Thursday, and will be with House Intelligence
Chairman Devin Nunes, House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy,
Wray, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. Kelly will
not attend the meeting — his role was simply to coordinate.
they had spies in my campaign…for political purposes, that would be
unprecedented,” Trump said Tuesday during a meeting in the Oval
Office with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, calling it a
hope there weren’t,” Trump said. “[If there were], it would make
every political event ever before look like small potatoes.”